Has Twitter Become the Ultimate Viral News Tool?
“Twitter’s success is wonderful and it shows you that there are many, many ways to communicate.” Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google
The statistics are staggering. With over 465 million accounts that generate 290 million tweets and over 1.6 billion search queries per day – Twitter has become the ultimate viral news and marketing tool. The last minute of this year’s Super Bowl generated 10,245 tweets per second. Justin Bieber has a whopping 17 million followers and we already received our first tweet from outer space, posted by NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer from the International space station.
The power to share instant uncensored news to a global audience was brought to light in 2009, when an Iranian student calling himself Fair_vote_Iran tweeted: “Basij is after us. slept in the streets last night. Internet is down in most of the city. 5 killed in the girl’s dorm, Asad is dead & I don’t know where is Mohsen, lost him in the crowd yesterday.” Twitter was one of the only media sources still standing during the government blackout, and would grow to become the media voice of resistance in Iran. Twitter has since taken front stage as the chosen media source for celebrities and news icons to share their status updates with the world at large.
With this in mind, I decided to investigate who is tweeting the Resource Investing News network. The list included credible organizations such as the Mining Association of BC and the Canadian Nuclear Association. Moreover, investors, fund managers, and investment firms like Sprott Money have given Dig Media and the Resource Investing News network their stamp of approval; trusting our quality content with their followers.
The following is a small example of our readers who have taken the time to instantly connect our resource news and educational articles with their followers which I think is certainly a testament to the credibility to the information and work that goes on at Dig Media.
Mining Association of BC (MABC) represents the collective needs of operating coal, metal and industrial mineral mining community in BC.
Vancouver, BC • http://www.mining.bc.ca
Sprott Money Ltd. – @SprottMoney
Sprott Money Ltd. offers competitively priced investment-grade precious metals for delivery while insuring confidentiality, security and peace of mind. Toronto • http://www.sprottmoney.com
Vedant Mimani – @vkmimani
Portfolio Manager Atyant Capital Global Opportunities Fund (we are very involved in the precious metals complex) Miami Beach
Ambassador Jawad – @AmbassadorJawad
Former Afghan Ambassador to U.S., CEO @ Capitalize LLC, President @FdnforAfghan, Diplomat-In-Residence @ Harvard & Johns Hopkins. Worn out by politics and polo
Washington D.C. & Kabul • http://www.ambassadorjawad.com
TalkNUclear – @TalkNuclear
The official twitter account of the Canadian Nuclear Association. Talk about nuclear in Canada! Ottawa, Canada • http://www.cna.ca
April M. Coombs – @aprilla_mc
Mineral exploration and mining news with an emphasis on investment, as well as any random story that catches my attention Cheers! Ottawa, Ontario
Marcus Matthews – @GoldandSilverG
Independent Investor, Trader, Fund Manager International Speaker and Presenter Gold and Silver Coin and Bullion Seller Sharing Truth about Money – London
Raymond Oliver – @BearCreekCapit
Relationships and door opening to provide proper pathways for public companies in the capital markets. Orlando,FL • http://www.bearcreekcap.com
George Roberts @RobertsFOREX
I am looking for the best place to invest my money. Visit my web page and see what I have found.
HDI – @HDI_Mining
Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified, global mining group with more than 25 years of mineral development success. Vancouver, BC • http://www.hdimining.com
Gold.ae – @goldaedubai
GOLD.AE is your gold bank. Follow gold-silver prices, related news, market analysis, special reports, etc. Feel free to tweet your questions, comments, etc
Ausecure – @ausecure
Ausecure is becoming the world’s most accessible place for precious metals by providing smart solutions for smart people.#Gold and #Silver tweets by Michelle Chicago, IL
Pele Mountain – @Pele_Mountain
Pele Mountain Resources is focused on the sustainable development of its 100% owned Eco Ridge Mine Rare Earths and Uranium Project. TSX-v: GEM OTCQX: GOLDF
Canada • http://www.pelemountain.com
GlobalCobaltCorp – @GlobalCobalt
Global Cobalt Corporation is a proposed new multinational cobalt exploration and development company with world-class assets in Canada, Russia and Mongolia.